This collection of 25 poems deals largely with the people, places, and history of Texas and the Southwest. Many of the pieces have appeared in anthologies and journals over the years, such as “Waiting Inland for the Hurricane,“ which was awarded the Texas Poetry Calendar Award by Cyrus Cassells and “Death Smells Like Cinnamon” from Dos Gatos Press’s recent anthology, Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems. I hope lovers of both poetry and this special region will enjoy my collection.
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